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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035826
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035826
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4117   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 13 2016
Original Entry Date:  May 10 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 21.0.0.226 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted Flash content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability is being actively exploited.]

Genwei Jiang of FireEye, Inc. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (21.0.0.242, 18.0.0.352 ESR, 11.2.202.621 for Linux).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa16-02.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-15.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa16-02.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 13 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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